Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

The increased use of natural gas in electricity generation contributes to long-term “climate stabilization objectives,” according to a new study published in Nature. “We found that the coal-to-gas shift is consistent with climate stabilization objectives for the next 50-100 years. Our finding is robust under a range of leakage rates and uncertainties in emissions data and … Continue reading Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds. Conducted by Black & Veatch Management Consulting, the report, “The Role of Natural Gas … Continue reading Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased global natural gas utilization has prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report. Although global energy emissions increased 1.7 percent in 2018, without an increase in global natural gas consumption, “the increase in emissions would have been more than 15 percent greater.” According to … Continue reading Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Natural gas storage facility reaches operational milestone

Natural gas storage facility reaches operational milestone

May 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of operations for Pine Needle LNG — the Williams-operated liquefied natural gas storage facility located in Stokesdale, North Carolina. Placed into service in May 1999, the plant serves as both a winter and summer peaking facility, sending out natural gas to serve Transco pipeline customers in the Southeast during … Continue reading Natural gas storage facility reaches operational milestone

New York real estate article touts importance of natural gas infrastructure

New York real estate article touts importance of natural gas infrastructure

An article published April 10 in New York’s Real Estate Weekly highlights the importance of Williams’ proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement Project. Titled “New York’s energy infrastructure threatens long-term growth,” the article points that that New York utility companies Con Edison and National Grid both warned in January that they would have to stop connecting firm natural gas customers … Continue reading New York real estate article touts importance of natural gas infrastructure

U.S. natural gas consumption hits new record in 2018

U.S. natural gas consumption hits new record in 2018

U.S. natural gas consumption increased by 10% in 2018, reaching a record high of 82.1 Bcfd, according to EIA’s recently released Natural Gas Monthly. Domestic consumption of natural gas increased across all sectors in 2018, led by a 3.8 Bcfd increase in the electric power sector caused by a combination of recent natural gas-fired electric capacity … Continue reading U.S. natural gas consumption hits new record in 2018

Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell says that his state has already met its Clean Power Plan goals, thanks to increased utilization of cleaner-burning natural gas. McDonnell was quoted during a recent state hearing: “We were already well on our way in large part – and have actually since met what were proposed [Clean Power … Continue reading Pennsylvania reaches clean power goals, thanks to natural gas

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Forbes columnist Jude Clemente writes that Pennsylvania has quietly become the second-most vital natural gas state, yielding more than 20 percent of all U.S. natural gas. In his article titled, “Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant,” Clemente says that Pennsylvania’s natural gas production increased nearly 15 percent in 2018, bolstered by the rush in … Continue reading Pennsylvania as the new natural gas giant

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service

This week, Williams commissioned the Fort Lupton III gas plant in Fort Lupton, Colorado, to process natural gas for our customers in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin. The expansion increases gas processing capacity from 60 MMcf/d to 260 MMcf/d. It also integrates with existing infrastructure of pipelines and compressor stations, and prepares Williams for additional … Continue reading Williams places Fort Lupton plant expansion into service